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Kiddie Academy of Abingdon Earns National Accreditation

Local Early Learning Facility Recognized by Nation’s Leading Organization for Early Childhood Professionals ABINGDON, MD (November 13, 2017) — Kiddie Academy of Abingdon recently received national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The recognition comes from the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals and less…

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When School Meals Get Complicated

How many parents worry over what to pack their kids for lunch? For those of you who collectively just sighed "yes", you're not alone. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the stresses of school lunches. That's right…I said school lunches! When did packing a meal become so…

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Keeping the Kindness

  Compassion, also known as empathy, helps us to be more deeply attached to other people’s feelings, thoughts and experiences. Compassion begins to develop in the very first years of life and is most effectively taught through spontaneous interactions between children. In the month of November, Kiddie Academy teaches compassion…

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Halloween Bag Tutorial

At Kiddie Academy, our teachers love creating Halloween-themed crafts with children.   At home, collaborating on a project with your children is a great way to share their excitement and create a special keepsake that they can use year after year.  Here's a fun project designed by Kiddie Academy that you…

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Not your average song and dance routine

My kids love music. They can dance to any beat, which is good for Mama since I don't always love listening to children's music. For a while I thought dancing was almost exclusively a means for exercise, and therefore encouraged it with my kids. It wasn’t until I picked my…

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Experts say that kids who are raised listening to music, singing songs and dancing to the beat are relishing a "rich sensory environment." All that really means is music and movement instruction improves children’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills and expressive ability. In other words, they are learning through music!…

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Spooky Science Halloween Activity

Looking for some educational fun Halloween activities for kids this Halloween? Just download, cut and print these activity cards for some spooky, silly, Halloween-themed experiments! Click here to download the free Spooky Science activity sheet with full directions from Kiddie Academy! All of these great simple Halloween activities are designed to…

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Why Kids Lie - Raising an honest child

Poor Pinocchio. Can you imagine if our noses grew every time we lied about something? As parents, we recognize that lying is a part of society and comes in all different forms. We know that lies can weigh heavy on our hearts and have long-term consequences. We also know that…

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Talking Tragedy

There is too much hurt in the world today.  Fort Hood. Aurora. Sandy Hook. Boston. The nation's capital.  And now shopping malls. With nonstop news coverage regarding tragedy, parents are left questioning: What do we tell our kids? Having two kids under 3, I rarely think about how tragedy affects…

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